Apathy was the winner in the Christchurch east by-election.
Given Labour has always held the seat theirs no surprise in its candidate Poto Williams keeping it for the party.
Preliminary results are:
|BAKER, Leighton||Conservative Party 487|
|DOOCEY, Matthew||National Party 3,506|
|GASKIN, Ian||Independent 19|
|HOLLAND, Adam||Independent 31|
|LAMBERT, Paula||Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party 56|
|LICHTWARK, Jenner||Democrats for Social Credit 20|
|MOORHOUSE, David||Green Party 926|
|PARK, Sam||Independent 75|
|VEALE, Gareth||ACT New Zealand 56|
|WILLIAMS, Poto||Labour Party 8,119|